The Bayonne Planning Board has postponed a public hearing for a six-story residential building a redeveloper is seeking to construct at 219 West 5th Street.
According to Board Counsel Richard Campisano, the board received a letter from the applicants attorney asking the hearing be adjourned until Feb. 8, 2022.
The applicant, Bayonne Luxury Waterwalk, LCC is seeking preliminary and final major site plan approval to construct an approximately 53,567 square foot, six-story multi-family residential building. Consisting of 180 units, the building would also feature a mezzanine floor, amenities, parking and a new portion of the waterfront walkway along Newark Bay. The E-shaped building would have a varied façade of grey and beige materials and a number of amenities.
The first two stories of the project would have garage-covered parking, bicycle racks, garbage rooms, mechanical rooms, a mail box and electronic package room, storage spaces, and a lobby. The third floor through the mezzanine floor would include the residential units, an interior pool with lounge space, amenity decks, and a gym.
Duplex units and many amenities
The units would be a combination of studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units. There would be 14 studio units, 111 one-bedroom units, and 55 two-bedroom units. The unit mix would also include a total of 49 duplex units consisting of one-bedrooms with loft space and two-bedrooms with loft space.
Studios would range in size from about 587 square feet to 635, one-bedrooms would range from 726 square feet to 837, and two-bedrooms would range from 932 square feet to 1,116 square feet. The one-bedroom duplexes would range in size from 737 square feet to 1,138, and the two-bedroom duplexes would range from 1,177 square feet to 1,309.
The site plans to offer an “aesthetically pleasing” waterfront walkway constructed by the developer for public outdoor open space usage. In addition to a green roof, plans call for 256 parking spaces. The redeveloper is seeking a variance for less parking than the required 426 spaces.
The planned redevelopment is situated directly south of the Bayview project which will feature 797 residential units spread out through a 12-story tower and two eight-story towers, with plans for another 12-story tower that would sit next to the proposed Bayonne Luxury Waterwalk development.
Despite flooding in the neighborhood from both Hurricane Sandy and more recently Hurricane Ida, redevelopment continues in the area unabated.
The next Bayonne Planning Board meeting will be held in January in the council chambers at City Hall at 630 Avenue C. For more information, go to bayonnenj.org.
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